In honour of Aaron Swartz who wanted academic information to be free for everyone – we share our academic papers. All we ask is that you reference them when used and contact us if you need more information:
This paper describes the emergence of proprietary stormwater treatment devices and their capacity to remove dissolved nitrogen from flows. It questions if best practice stormwater treatment targets also need to include dissolved nitrogen.
This paper describes the business case developed in support of a large, federally funded stormwater harvesting scheme undertaken at Blacktown, NSW.
This paper described the business case for a stormwater quality offset scheme developed for Blacktown City Council.
This is a copy of a presentation delivered at the 2014 Stormwater NSW and ACT joint conferences in Canberra. It includes results of research by Dunphy and two field inspections to gauge the performance of a grassy bioretention system designed and built in 2003. The system was investigated in 2005 and again in 2014. It is now over 14 years old, has been maintained rarely and performs amazingly well.
This paper describes how too frequently expensive stormwater assets in NSW are not adopted by Council asset teams. It looks at the UK for guidance and discusses benefits of the establishment of a unified adoption guideline.
This paper describes how one might modify the green roof for Australian conditions by using part of the roof to collect water to sustain the green component of the roof. We explore this through a feasibility study which finds that it is possible to grow food on top of a large shed at a commercial scale at a profit.
This paper describes how it is possible to harvest stormwater from urban areas and use it to grow food locally reducing water miles, food miles and greenhouse gases.
This paper describes the sustainability of stormwater runoff with respect to heavy metal impacts and what needs to be undertaken to effectively manage metals in stormwater.
The Ashgrove in Regents Park development in western Sydney differs to most because private open space is limited and a body corporate manages both substantial communal open space and the integrated water cycle management system that shapes it.
This paper describes a project that investigates confined stormwater infiltration/filtration systems and their ability to reduce and retain pollutants present within stormwater runoff.
This paper explores some of the reasons for the limited adoption of water sensitive design in New South Wales.
Exfiltration stormwater treatment systems (STSs) offer the stormwater industry a versatile and effective method of combined stormwater treatment, detention and retention.
This paper describes a number of important lessons learnt in the design of one of the first estates to incorporate WSUD in Australia.
This paper attempts to highlight the comparative levels of sustainability that are likely to arise from the application of various water quality targets to subdivision development.
Faced with mounting security of supply issues, the water supply authority in an Australian ski resort is trialling roof water harvesting to reduce mains water demand.